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Columnist Norman Chad says NCAA should give everyone a chance – a 128-team CFP

When the Bowl Championship Series was replaced by the College Football Playoff – we used to handpick two teams to play for the national championship, now we’re handpicking four – …


Couch Slouch’s tips for a better NFL

I don’t go anywhere without the NFL – for instance, after a dreadful second night of my honeymoon, it temporarily saved my first marriage in October 1984 with a great …


Couch Slouch says NFL should embrace sports betting and book its own bets

I like the NFL so much, I am going to do it a big favor today. Rather than simply pummel the league again for its decades-old, hypocritical stance on gambling …


Columnist Norman Chad says Florida State, North Carolina are embarrassments to higher learning

We already know that the new College Football Playoff to crown a national champion is rigged. (I said as much last month – I believe my exact words were, “The …


Norman Chad tactfully picks apart some of the most-often viewed television commercials

I am America’s Viewer, which like America’s Poet Laureate, is a largely unappreciated, lowly paid position. They are similar pursuits: Our poet laureate reads poetry and writes verse; Couch Slouch …


Gannon just a phone call away; L.A. not so close

So how did my stepson Isaiah Eisendorf end up at Division II Gannon University in Erie, Pennsalvania? They called and offered him a basketball scholarship, that’s how. Or, to paraphrase …


Chad: Jay-Z success story built on violence, misogyny

He was born Shawn Carter, he became Jay-Z, and the 43-year-old rapper and industrialist has become one of the most unlikely success stories in an American landscape littered with them. …


Chad: Come for gambling, stay for bowling in Vegas

LAS VEGAS – Why am I here? Well, why are you there? Heck, why wouldn’t I be here? Where else in America can I play blackjack and go bowling 24 …


Norman Chad’s final column?

I have never written end-of-year columns. This year I figured, “What the heck? Why not?” But just my luck – I finally decide to weigh in with an end-of-the-year treatise, …


Fisher hire guaranteed to end badly

The St. Louis Rams hired Jeff Fisher as their head coach last week; no firing date has been set yet. Oh, and he will be fired.


Don’t be surprised if Clips call Zen master

Phil Jackson – Zen master, book author, motorcycling savant, wilderness apostle and basketball guru – says he doesn’t want to coach again but, in all likelihood, he’s lying to himself. …